job: VISTA Ohio

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Wed Jul 11 10:42:02 CDT 2001

[ed:  this job post includes salary info.]

From: Spencer Wells <Ohiotenants at>

The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio 
(COHHIO) has openings for Americorps*VISTA members in 
Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo.  These ONE YEAR 
positions will involve providing outreach and technical 
assistance to tenants living in privately owned HUD subsidized 
housing. Americorps*VISTA members will be based at a local 
participating organization which has a memorandum of 
understanding with COHHIO. Local participating organizations 
will provide work space, access to supplies and office 
equipment and access to a phone for the Americorps*VISTA 
member.  COHHIO will provide internet access, work-related 
transportation reimbursement, and in-service training and 
supervision on at least a bi-weekly basis.  There will also be 
opportunities to participate in regional, state-wide and national 
training events thru COHHIO and the National Alliance of HUD 
Tenants (NAHT).  

Qualifications COHHIO is seeking Americorps*VISTA 
members who are familiar and comfortable working with low 
income people in neighborhood settings. Americorps*VISTA 
members will need to have their own local transportation.  
Successful candidates must demonstrate that they are self-
motivated, capable of independent work, and have experience 
in community work.  There are no formal educational 
requirements, but strong verbal, writing and computer skills 
are a MUST.  

Salary & Benefits As an Americorps*VISTA volunteer, you will 
receive: $9,024 year for living expenses, medical insurance, 
and either a $4,725 education award or a $1,200 cash stipend. 
 You will also receive extensive training and experience with 
both housing issues and community organizing. 

NOTE:  Living allowance is not counted currently against 
TANF payments.  COHHIO will also provide an internet 
account and reimbursement of work related travel expenses.  

Application and Starting Dates: Applications are now being 
accepted for this position, which begins August 2001.  You 
will attend a mandatory three-day VISTA orientation at the 
beginning of your year of service.  

To Apply:
1.  Complete an AmeriCorps*VISTA application and return it to
 Jill Russ
 35 East Gay Street Room 210
 Columbus, Ohio 43215

2.  Make arrangements for an interview with Jill or Spencer 
(see contact info below)  

For more information contact
Jill Russ or Spencer Wells
Phone (toll free) 888-290-7368
FAX:  614-463-1060
Email:  Jillruss at
  Spencerwells at

Spencer Wells
Preserving Ohio's Affordable Housing
(a project of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in 
35 East Gay Street Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio 43215
voice/fax 888-290-7368 email: ohiotenants at
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